DAMS Specialist at The Huntington

About Us

At The Huntington, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to support and promote the appreciation of the humanities, the arts, and botanical science. The Huntington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.

The Huntington

Founded in 1919, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution open to the public, housing world-class library, art, and botanical collections. Its mission is to support research and promote education in the arts, humanities, and botanical science and to display and interpret its extraordinary resources for diverse audiences.

The culture

Here we are committed to the highest of standards in all that we do – from preserving and protecting the collections, to exhibitions, educational and scholarly programming, visitor and reader services, and beyond.  Achieving excellence across these pursuits requires a diversity of perspectives, expertise, experience, and methodologies. We are better together.  We believe an explicit commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion directly impacts and improves staff and audience engagement and experience.

About the Role 

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens’ Digital and Technology division is seeking a Digital Asset Management Specialist to oversee the organization, maintenance, and retrieval of institutional digital assets using our Digital Asset Management System Cortex (known internally as RAIL). The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of digital asset management principles and technologies, excellent organizational skills, and a passion for ensuring the accuracy and accessibility of our digital assets.

S/he/they will demonstrate a background of working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds, using a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible approach.

Essential Duties

  • Support the development and implementation of a digital asset management strategy that supports the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Maintain and update the digital asset management system (DAM) to ensure that all digital assets are properly described and made accessible to appropriate groups in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the efficient and effective use of digital assets across the organization.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the DAM system, including troubleshooting issues, providing user support, and training users as needed.
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures for the use of digital assets.
  • Work with stakeholders to identify and prioritize digital asset needs and develop plans for acquiring or creating new assets as needed.
  • Keep up-to-date with emerging trends and technologies in digital asset management and make recommendations for improvements to the DAM system.

Candidate Requirements and Experience

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in library science, information science, or a related field.
  • 1-3 years of experience in digital asset management, with an understanding of DAM principles and technologies.
  • Experience administering enterprise digital asset management software.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge of digital asset file formats and metadata standards.
  • Familiarity with copyright and intellectual property laws related to digital assets.


  • Master’s degree in library information sciences, archives management, or similar
  • Experience with Cortex by OrangeLogic
  • Experience working in a cultural heritage organization (library, museum, archive)
  • Familiarity with museum collections management systems (including TMS), integrated library systems, and web publishing technologies (Drupal, WordPress)

Compensation & Benefits

We provide competitive compensation, generous benefits and perks for all eligible employees including:

  • Pay Range: $65k – $68k annually. Negotiable and commensurate on experience.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 403(b) basic retirement plan and optional matching retirement plan with an outstanding employer match
  • Hybrid remote work schedule available for applicable positions
  • Considerable paid time off, including annual leave, sick leave, and holidays
  • Discounts for staff in The Huntington Store and restaurants
  • Access to the Museums Council pass, which grants free admission to various museums and cultural institutions
  • Free passes each month to welcome family and friends to visit the grounds


Full posting and application information: https://huntingtonlibrary.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/HuntingtonCareers/details/DAMS-Specialist_R0000844